We represent our members at regulatory hearings effecting residential property and private passenger and commercial auto, and workers' compensation insurance.
We attend hearings and other insurance related meetings of the Texas Department of Insurance and provide a prompt and accurate report of the proceedings to the membership.
We also attend all board meetings of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) and the Texas FAIR Plan Association (TFPA) and provide written reports to the membership.
Our experienced public relations staff represents the membership at important legislative and regulatory hearings. They work with state and national news media on Texas-related insurance stories and serve as an information clearinghouse for member companies, consumers, legislators and their staff, educators, and any other group or individual with insurance-related questions.
We are also active in fostering programs which address important consumer issues such as fraud deterrence, hurricane awareness and preparedness, and insurance education.
Annual Symposium, Conferences and Seminars
We host an annual Property and Casualty Insurance Symposium that provides the Texas insurance industry audience with an update on important issues.
ICT holds a workers' compensation conference that provides continuing education opportunities for insurance professionals, adjusters, attorneys, and others who work within the Texas workers’ compensation industry.
Membership in ICT is open to all property and casualty insurance companies operating in Texas. At present, our ranks include 400 companies that are diverse in size, product line, and method of distribution. The diversity in membership is reflected in the composition of our board of directors.
Associate membership is available to any person, firm or corporation which provides services to property/casualty insurance companies and whose interests are aligned with those of the industry. Admission to associate membership is at the discretion of the Executive Director. Associate members are not eligible to vote, but receive all of the other benefits of membership including the many bulletins, special announcements, and newsletters published by the Insurance Council of Texas.
Board of Directors
We are governed by a Board of Directors that is actively involved in the affairs of the association. In addition to serving on committees, they establish the strategic vision and long range plan of the association, approve the annual budget and method of funding, and the staff's annual goals and objectives. Importantly, the board provides the staff with a firsthand understanding of the needs of the industry and has a primary stake in ensuring the association serves the needs of its members.
We have 10 standing committees that provide an organized forum to discuss and formulate policy recommendations on issues relating to personal and commercial lines, claims handling practices, media and communications, and the internal operations of ICT.